The three-volume Reconstruction Era Reference Library provides targeted information on post-Civil War America, from the end of the war in 1865 to the Compromise of 1877.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library: Almanac covers the political and social aspects of Reconstruction, including carpetbaggers and scalawags, amnesty for white Southerners, "Black Codes," the impeachment of President Johnson, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, attempts to restore the old order in the South and much more.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library: Biographies examines key figures from the era, such as Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Edwin M. Stanton, Charles Sumner and many others.
Reconstruction Era Reference Library: Primary Sources includes rich source material, including the Civil Rights Act, Freedman's Bureau Law, diaries of former slaves, the Reconstruction Act of 1867 and more.
For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.
"The Almanac begins with a 12-page glossary and three pages of 'Research and Activities Ideas,' while Primary Sources has a three-page Readers Guide. All three volumes have the same 12-page 'Reconstruction Era Timeline'. All have black-and-white photographs, posters and paintings, as well as insert boxes and sidebars offering additional information. These follow the same pattern as others in this publisher's Reference Library with almanac, biographies, and primary sources. Because volumes are indexed separately, a 38-page paperback 'Construction Era Cumulative Index' is included for access to all three. The vocabulary would be read by upper-middle school students. Recommended for middle and high school collections."
--Blanche Woolls, October 2005
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